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The Portlandian, the Internet's premier source of Tonya News
October 12, 2020 Edition - TONYA FAN ART SPECTACULAR
(C) 2020 Portland Ice Skating Society
Greetings, fellow Tonyaphiles, and welcome to another edition of
The Portlandian for 2020.
This issue, we've got something a bit different. Over the past
few months we've built up a substantial backlog of Tonya-related
fan art from Instagram. So we've decided that rather than sitting
on it until our next edition, which will be Tonya turning the big
five-oh, the best way to deal with it is a special fan art-only
As is often the case with fan art, the quality tends to be quite
variable, ranging from excellent to not-so-great, but that's not
the point: the point is that it's done with love, and that's what
makes good art, irrespective of its technical quality. So let's
First up, a couple of Tonya montages:
Watching I, Tonya and loving every minute of it.
tomita akane (tomitaakane)
"I, Tonya concept poster by me. I’ve decided to take a more
minimalist approach to my film posters, so I thought I’d start
with one of my favourite films :)"
some Tonya sketches.
Ashlyn Jade (valkyrie_ash_art)
"Was drawing @therealtonyaharding in my favorite costume she’s
worn and then f-ing ruined her face when I was lining it. I’m
so sorry you don’t deserve this disservice."
Sophie Speight (sophieespeight), (speightscribbles) London, UK.
"Watched ‘I, Tonya’ recently (which I highly recommend!) and
thought I’d have a go at drawing one of her crazy figure
skating poses. Found it really handy when drawing this one to
flip it horizontally to check I had got it right as it was
such a bendy pose!"
A LaVona sketch.
Yu-Ming Huang (ymhuang_illos)
"Obviously social media has had a massive impact on the fame
game, but not in a positive way. But it can be for some. –
Another sixfanarts challenge - including Tonya and Hannibal
apricot.jpeg, Tonya, Trabzon Turkey
From a town called Tonya in Turkey.
Luc Thiers (theirsofaclown)
Tronya - a Tron/I Tonya mashup. Notable in that it combines
real Shawn with Margot-Tonya.
Leonardo O'Donnell (leodonnell)
A mashup of three movies - I Tonya, 3 Billboards and Florida
Valerie DW (valeriedw_art)
Triple axel drawing - "F-'em, I’m skating better than ever."
Zoun Technis (zountechnis)
"I wanted to be loved."
Ivan Cuervo (ivancuervobe)
"TONYA HARDING!! ever since I, Tonya, ive been so interested
in figure skating and all that specifically the fashion of the
outfits and everything but like her story is really
inspirational to me and i wanted to draw this legend :)))"
Pencil sketch - "One of my favorite movies of all the time
with my favorite person."
The triple axel.
Tonya in her red dress from her '93 and '94 Short Programs -
with an animated fire background.
"I've never been a girly girl" - click and see Tonya sparkle.
Jess Anne (itsweirdsister) Halifax NS.
"I really miss conventions!!! This is one of my best sellers
at conventions, and it's a piece I really love so I'm glad it
resonates with people. It's actually kind of Tonya Harding fan
art....I find her super fascinating! Swipe for the full
Emilie Peaker (emiliekinssart)
"The majority of my t-shirts I own are movie related prints,
it has been my style for many years now and the clothes I'm
the most comfortable in. This I, Tonya print from @redbubble
is probably my absolute favourite one I own though! what I'm
"The print image is taken from the iconic scene in the movie
when Tonya first lands her famous triple axel and this is one
of her celebration poses. One of my favourite shots from the
"I watched I, Tonya 7 or 8 times in the cinema when it came
out here in early 2018. Not only is it one of my favourite
movies ever but probably my favourite @margotrobbie
The Kate Pages (thek8pages)
"I have a ton of these movie/tv doodles sitting in my notebook
from all my quarantine re-watching, so I think I’ll do a
little series of them."
"I, Tonya y la maravillosa Margot Robbie."
"Tonya Harding is an intresting person, I've been captivated
and caught in her story for a while and I needed to paint
James Chapman (chapmangamo)
"Tonya Harding, my star."
A minimalist movie poster featuring young Tonya skating.
"I LOVE THIS MOVIE SM! MARGOT ROBBIE IS AN ICONIC IN EVERY
MOVIE SHE’S IN. Ngl Margot deserve an oscar for her role as
Tonya. I love how the movie shows tonya’s past and how it
represents it ASTONISHING."
minimalist movie poster.
Lucien Carr (ladysaltyfish)
"There's no need to have class when you have talent".
Is this cute or what? Computer artwork of the triple axel
Fake VHS tape box.
Nisha B. (nickel.salt)
"Exploring Expressions: 1
Rage, Insecurity, Self destruction. Aggressive. Manic.
Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gillooly in I,Tonya."
Another movie poster.
Sam Dermody (samueldesign00)
Minimalist Posters on Underrated Films: I, Tonya
jkendrew (Jessica Kendrew)
"What is your triple axel moment? I'm sure everyone has had at
least one that has made them feel like this. Maybe not
Olympic Ice champion scale but it's all relative right? I've
been trying to think of mine, there are definitely lots but
getting married and having my daughter Tabitha are definitely
up there. Also getting a couple of jobs that I really wanted
got pretty internal fist pumping moments. I'm sure there are
more and remember, you can never feel this good unless you've
felt disappointment, sadness and a host of other crap
"i watched this movie the other day, it was very interesting
and different from what i usually see. i did like it though,
and the way it was made was really cool."
More Tonya photoshop fun - how the Olympic podium in 1994
should have looked.
Living the Tonyaphile life - "Eat, sleep, watch I Tonya,
fattorerurale (Fattore Rurale), Trattoria La Moretta, Italy
A song dedicated to Tonya - no idea what it says.
raymondeetmarijo (Raymonde Et Marie Jo)
"I, Tonya"-inspired embroidery.
l3mon_boiiuwu (Alan LemoOn)
A b/w sketch of Tonya being interviewed in her kitchen.
jilliancaliforniabuilds (Jillian California)
What Tonyaphile's life would be complete without a Lego Tonya?
Four variants on the now-classic mirror scene:
I related to this scene in @itonyamovie in a way I really
couldn’t put into words. (mirror scene)
_alexnegri (Alessia Negri)
"This is freaking me the f--k out I drew the eyes so... big...
anyways screencap redraw from I, Tonya because I watched it
on a whim at like three am and it was very good I gave up on
the outfit if you couldn’t tell but I think overall it’s
good. Oh my god this is scaring me I pray for those who are
just scrolling through their feed and they get hit in the
face with this."
Another IT poster - with blood on the ice.
Tonya on the podium.
Translation (I think this is the best role for Margot, without
exaggeration. She did her best when she played Tonya Harding.
In general, this is the only biography film that I watched
more than once or even twice, and I was not bored. I love that
the film shows all the points of view on the events that took
place in 1994 and on Tonya's life in general.)
At this point, we want to make special mention of Gisa Zur
Nieden, aka Gisafrog, from Germany, who is a regular poster to
the Reinstate Tonya Harding Faceboook group. We've mentioned Gisa
before - she has one of the largest collections of Tonya photos
on the internet at her Planet Tonya Pinterest page:
But Gisa has also been busy creating many fan-art pieces,
including jewelry, necklaces, earrings and collages, and we
thought it's about time we featured them here. Some of these
have even been liked by the real Tonya!
"Like I hinted on the crafting supplies Post, the little metal
Charms became earrings inspired by the amazing
As Tonya wrote on Instagram that she loves snowflakes the
charms star in a double role as ice crystals and snowflakes. I
Chose the colours of the crystal glass beads to remind of
Tonya's famous costumes (the mint one in which she did the
triple Axel at the US Championship 1991 and the blue/purple
one from Olympic Festival 1990 and the exhibition at World's
Championship 1991 rsp. her great dancing Dress from Dancing
With The Stars."
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4xM4PNqgep/ (Tonya star)
"As today is the Birthday of the amazing @therealtonyaharding.
Here is another piece of Fan-Art to celebrate her (Tonya, If
you See this: I Wish you an awesome day.) As Tonya commented
on the DWTS twin Collage that she loves glitter, this one is
extra glittery and sparkly. (I used a star-shaped canvas,
glittery Cardboard, a Lot of glitter paint, metallic sticky
Tape and little stick-on acrylic Stars.)
Love her Smile on this picture."
https://www.instagram.com/p/B5kk27_KyRU/ (Christmas stars)
"Here are christmas star ornaments of another kind:
Inspired by the amazing @therealtonyaharding. I have no room
for a proper christmas tree, but I Always put Up a bunch of
fir branches and now I have some Tonya-tastic decorations for
them.(And as, according to her Instagram posts from Last year
Tonya really seems to Like Christmas. I thought it's quite
appropriate). I used Cardboard, glitter and holo Cardboard, a
Lot of glitter paint, stick-on acrylic Stars and metallic
chenille wires for the borders."
"Here are "door" 9 and 10 of my amazing #naehkromanten advent
calendar. Day 9:
Washi tape (I never can have enough of that) Day 10:
Mega-wooftzy-cool wrist warmers/fingerless gloves in one of my
favorite colours ?????? I ?? Them and a great side effect is
that the embroidered snowflakes/ice crystals remind me of the
"Here are "door" 14 to 16 of my amazing advent calendar Day 14:
A beautiful, skating- and snow-themed lantern/ tea light
holder (Like the wrist warmers once again perfect for a little
big Tonyaholic ) Day 15:
A nut bar (a little yummyooptz for on the Road is always
https://www.instagram.com/p/B6VQ4bfK5io/ (Xmas lights - photo is
from Tonya's Reno skate, Feb 1997)
"I used a Cardboard box as a Base, a Lot of paint and glitter
paint, snowflake stickers and snowflake-shaped Micro christmas
lights (as Tonya wrote on Instagram that she loves snow I
found it very appropriate, also for christmas, of course)."
t-shirt & mug - https://www.instagram.com/p/B0HK3dsIPj_/
"*Unpaid advertising* (at least I think so because I mention
the online Shop)
I just have to show (off) some new things sporting the amazing
@therealtonyaharding. Got Them from @redbubble (Artists:
#yowisy and #joanwaters)
If anybody recognizes one of the mugs: My first Tonya mug fell
to the Floor and broke. So I just had to get a new one.
And as they Had a Post-Christmas Discount on mugs I got
another one with the triple Axel Motive I already have as a T-
And there are also some Stickers (e.g. for my phone case or
laptop)... Even the little Scrunchie Stickers are somehow
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7lExI8Icn6/ (triple axel collage)
"Here are, for a Change, some snowflakes. And MORE important:
it's another piece of Fan-Art... @therealtonyaharding nearly
exploding with Joy after her triple Axel at the US
I Love this picture of her.
It was done with a lot of glitter paint, iridescent rsp.
metallic sticky Tape for the ice and the Scrunchie, tiny seed
beads for her earrings and the decorations on her Dress and
some snowflake stickers."
"Here's another scrunchie post. They seem to be multiplying
behind my back, so here is Volume 3
They are Not only a homage to the 90s, but also to the amazing
@therealtonyaharding ?#scrunchiequeen #icequeen
The big Green one in the left row and the second-top one in
the middle row are extra-Special. They are hand-made and I got
Them from the amazing @regenbogentigerfrau in the
#adventcalendar Swap via the #naehkromanten community
Love all my scrunchies and wear them daily... Always matching
https://www.instagram.com/p/B8d_-P4Kgae/ (Tonya fairy)
"Some years ago I drew a Lot of fairies (like the flower fairy
I showed some Posts ago). And lately I felt like drawing some
Here is my ice and snow fairy. It isn't any old fairy but very
much inspired by the amazing @therealtonyaharding (the real
ice and snow fairy).
(Tonya, If you should See this: I very much hope that you'll
Like the colour scheme and the cartoon Style I feel a Bit
self-conscious about that one, but I wanted to Show it
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9Gk0XYK4QM/ (triple-Tonya collage)
"Here is another collage I Made to celebrate the amazing
It's the First of two "Triple Tonya" collages I Made that show
her in several beautiful costumes and poses. I Love These
Pictures of her.
I used a Lot of glitter paint (background and decorations) and
metallic Gel pen, metallic sticky tape (scrunchie), iridescent
sticky tape for the ice, stick-on acrylic stars (background)
and tiny little seed beads for the decorations on her
"Let's celebrate spring (and put a counterbalance against
everything Bad and scary happening right now due to the Corona
Virus) with the amazing @therealtonyaharding
When I saw these pink flower Mini fairy lights I Just knew
that I Had to make a new Tonya shadowbox
I Love this picture of her, this costume is so cute
I used a Lot of glitter paint, star stickers, iridescent Vinyl
(for the ice) and metallic chenille wires for the decorations
on the rim of the Box. (And Like always I burned myself with
the hot glue, but I would do anything for Tonya)."
"Here is the first of three new necklaces inspired by the
My favourite figure skater as an inspiration for Nail polish
jewelry comes quite Natural to me because she is known for
Always perfectly painted nails
Blue and purple are in my mind "Tonya colors" and I wanted to
try how to combine them best
Of course the painted Glass cabochons are very sparkly and I
added ice crystal/ snowflakes pendants (as Tonya commented
once that she loves snowflakes). I used different kinds of
crystal glass beads.
Hope you Like it."
"Here is another little collage. Actually it's a spin-off from
a shadowbox I'm going to Post soon...
As we know Tonya can fly, so Here she is, star among the
Stars. This is my favourite costume of hers."
And here's some more:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3Ho34xHFvk/ (more magnets)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3zcQupoYcV/ (DWTS collage)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAKYot1q2IP/ (DWTS collage)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAuWsYaKetI/ (Tonya-themed earrings)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBh852WKNJ-/ (triple axel collage)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCNw3yAKlYw/ (more scrunchies)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CD6HE4WqN0J/ (Tonya & Sasha on DWTS)
Gisa is always adding new Tonya-inspired works - you can keep
up with the latest ones at:
Finally, how cool is this? Tonya posts a photo of a sunset on
Instagram, somebody turns that into a painting, and then Tonya
AnneMarie Donahue (amd_teach) Westminster MA.
Tonya's original sunset photo:
VISIT THESE GREAT TONYA WEB SITES:
PortIce - http://www.pdxiss.org
David House - http://www.tonyaharding.org
Charlie Main - http://www.charliesweb.com/tonya/tonya.html
Puppetboy - http://www.usapaul.net/tonya/
Valerie Smith - http://www.olywa.net/radu/valerie/LilHam.html
Swan Lake - http://members.tripod.com/~TonyaHarding/index.html
Blades of Gold - http://members.tripod.com/tmhfan/index.html
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